Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kempton Win Can Seal Cheltenham Spot for God's Own

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kempton Win Can Seal Cheltenham Spot for God's Own

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GOD'S OWN can confirm his place at the Cheltenham Festival by making a triumphant return from his winter break at Kempton.

Tom George's eight-year-old was last seen finishing third to Vibrato Valtat when attempting to repeat his previous season's success in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter in November.

Entered in both the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Ryanair Chase next month, God's Own has his prep run in the Racing UK 3 Devices 1 Price Graduation Chase.

He certainly has plenty of smart form to recommend him, probably no better than when he was second to Un De Sceaux in the Arkle Trophy last March.

Although George will have left a bit to work on ahead of another big date at Cheltenham, God's Own is sure to be fit enough to put up a good show.

After a string of poor performances, Tinker Time returned to form with a vengeance at Ludlow in early December with a cosy seven-length call over Goodtoknow.

The eight-year-old, trained by Bob Buckler, is no stranger to victory on this course, having landed a threemile novice event in November 2014.

He can do the business again in the Rasher Frith Memorial Handicap Chase.

Trojan Star has yet to win a contest of any kind but the six-year-old has been knocking on the door this season with placed efforts at Huntingdon and Leicester.

Trainer Kim Bailey could have found the race for Trojan Star to shine in the Racing UK Free Trial Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.

King Of The Wolds has run creditably at Wetherby in the past and can defy top weight in the Handicap Chase.

Malcolm Jefferson's nine-year-old will not have run for 83 days, when he was fourth to Emperor's Choice at Haydock, but he goes well fresh and can take this qualifier for the Challenger Staying Chase Series Final. Auldthunder has hit a rich vein of form recently, with two wins at Catterick, and can complete the hat-trick for trainer Micky Hammond in the Yorkshire Post Ladies Night - 24th May Handicap Hurdle. …

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